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specsaregood
03-20-2017, 04:54 AM
El Carnaval de Puebla, a major Cinco De Mayo celebration in Philadelphia, has been canceled following recent federal immigration crackdowns, organizers said.

Edgar Ramirez told a local NBC affiliate that as many as 15,000 people gather for the annual parade through South Philadelphia, marking the city's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Ramirez told NBC the decision was "sad but responsible" amid reports of more immigration enforcement arrests on the part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Hundreds of undocumented immigrants have been detained or arrested since President Trump took office. Trump campaigned on a pledge to strengthen enforcement of immigration laws.
ICE announced this week alone that 248 people in Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia were in federal custody awaiting deportation following two weeks of immigration raids.

Ramirez said that the Mexican-American community, including both legal and illegal residents, was disheartened by reports of large-scale arrests.

"The group of six organizers decided to cancel unanimously,” Ramirez said. “Everyone is offended by the actions of ICE. They did not feel comfortable holding the event."


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Origanalist
03-20-2017, 05:31 AM
I thought It was mostly celebrated by americanos looking for an excuse to drink.

specsaregood
03-20-2017, 05:43 AM
I thought It was mostly celebrated by americanos looking for an excuse to drink.

you didn't think they canceled because they feared immigration raids did you?

Origanalist
03-20-2017, 05:52 AM
you didn't think they canceled because they feared immigration raids did you?

Not really.

tod evans
03-20-2017, 06:19 AM
Far more relevant to my life............When is the price of Patron going down?

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KEEF
03-20-2017, 06:21 AM
I thought It was mostly celebrated by americanos looking for an excuse to drink.
No that is Poloski Festival and St Patrick's Day

tod evans
03-20-2017, 06:29 AM
No that is Poloski Festival and St Patrick's Day

Octoberfest?

Brian4Liberty
03-20-2017, 09:37 AM
I thought It was mostly celebrated by americanos looking for an excuse to drink.

A celebration of a marketing campaign by a US distributor of Corona. Get out your flags!

KEEF
03-20-2017, 07:10 PM
Octoberfest?
Ah yes, that one too. See we are all multicultural.